Ratvan's Mushroom Mansion

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Water changes should be about 10 % each time you do it 40 % max if water is bad .
Think you should get water tested .
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Duncan opened fully this morning, so long since I have seen that
 

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I don't see any reason to test unless I have some issue with the tank, since the Entire system is just over 12 Litres (2.5 Gallons) the simplest thing for me is for 100% water change, I run the system "dirty" so am going to try and extend the WC system to 10-14 days between changes.

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So no water testing ,and do a 100 % water change ,so any good bacteria that you're fish and corals need goes down the sink and then start again every week with new water ,well up to you my friend it's you're tank but you are opening you're corals up for problems ,if it works for you and corals are ok then so be it but I wouldn't recommend doing things that way you run the risk of losing stock.just saying .
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Size don't matter it's the quality of water but I've had my say and won't comment on this subject anymore ,good luck with it hope it all works out ok
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So no water testing ,and do a 100 % water change ,so any good bacteria that you're fish and corals need goes down the sink and then start again every week with new water ,well up to you my friend it's you're tank but you are opening you're corals up for problems ,if it works for you and corals are ok then so be it but I wouldn't recommend doing things that way you run the risk of losing stock.just saying .
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Bacteria live on the surfaces of the rock and sand (and sponge filters, biomedia, etc. if you have them). Changing the water shouldn't have much impact on that. What can be a risk is pH, SG and temp. Most will measure SG and temp, but nat many check pH. So long as that's all the same, the large change should be ok. Smaller change is less risk, but also reduces nutrients by far less too. It's a trade off.
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@Animal , It's fine seen this attitude many times now. Different strokes for different folks. I just have to be careful matching up water as @HK_Fuey stated. PH is the only thing that I actively test (after cycle completed)


I did about 3 months of testing, small changes etc. Tank looked terrible. I let the water get "dirty" and everything has perked up since. I regularly add Rotifers, Pods and Phyto to the system on a Friday

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Hk_fuey,ratvan,
That's what I was trying to get across about water parameters and bacteria on the filters etc ,guess didn't explain very well,and there wasn't any mention at the time about adding rotifers etc,now what you say would make sense adding that all I was getting at was it's a big water change ,and I did say if it works for you then that's fine ,no attitude,as far as different things work for different people I ran a marine tank using deionised water and salt ,mixed my own up for 3 years successfully,was told not good idea won't work ,that was with fish and anemone,everybody has their own take on what does and don't and what should and shouldn't work,unless you actually try it yourself you don't know,
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Hk_fuey,ratvan,
That's what I was trying to get across about water parameters and bacteria on the filters etc ,guess didn't explain very well,and there wasn't any mention at the time about adding rotifers etc,now what you say would make sense adding that all I was getting at was it's a big water change ,and I did say if it works for you then that's fine ,no attitude,as far as different things work for different people I ran a marine tank using deionised water and salt ,mixed my own up for 3 years successfully,was told not good idea won't work ,that was with fish and anemone,everybody has their own take on what does and don't and what should and shouldn't work,unless you actually try it yourself you don't know,
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I run mine old style. Mix with tap water (TDS 72-85) undergravel filters, couple of wave makers and no skimmer. Fish, softies and display macro algae, all doing well.
A clean and quiet tank.  As you said. "Different strokes for different folks."

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I run mine old style. Mix with tap water (TDS 72-85) undergravel filters, couple of wave makers and no skimmer. Fish, softies and display macro algae, all doing well.
A clean and quiet tank.  As you said. "Different strokes for different folks."

Do you have a tank thread for that? I'd be more than interested to give that a read.

So been travelling Poland for the last 10 days. Came back to a bit of Red Dusty Algae on my rocks, corals and glass. Blew off easily with a turkey baster/spare pump, a few replacements of fibre Floss later and we have cleaner water again.

Also noticed a couple of extra Fish that I did not buy, so that is interesting. Wonder where they came from? And what they are?

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Picked up some new additions this lunch time as a treat for myself for not killing anything for a while.

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Reply #41

FTS for today, anyone know of a way of getting GHA off Macroalgae?


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If you can take the macro algae out, you should be able to just pull the GHA off. It's likely to keep growing once it starts unless you reduce nutrients and/or light, or get something to outcompete it.
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If you can take the macro algae out, you should be able to just pull the GHA off. It's likely to keep growing once it starts unless you reduce nutrients and/or light, or get something to outcompete it.

Ended up fragging the algae into small sections and throwing out all of the infected stuff :(

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Reply #44

So have picked a few things up off of a fellow reefer. All shots are in another Reefer's tank. Will get photo's once they have adapted to life in my tiny slice of ocean.


Majano Nems
Blue Candy Cane/Trumpet *** needs fragging***

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